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Go Automatic with the Rekluse EXP 3.0 Harley Centrifugal Clutch

Posted on 17 Jan 2017 in Harley-Davidson, Powersports | 0 comments

Riding in traffic sucks.  For one, you’re not experiencing what your bike is truly capable of.  But also, you’re clutch hand and forearm are working overtime to keep the bike rolling smoothly between stops.  For new riders, the stop and go can be terrifying.  Without having it mastered, stalling the bike at a busy intersection is a real fear. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could meander through traffic without needing to pull the clutch lever in every time you come to a stop?  That dream can be a reality.  Clutch geniuses, Rekluse, have created the perfect solution for you.  The Rekluse EXP 3.0 kit is a godsend for beginner and experienced Harley riders alike. The EXP 3.0 clutch kit works as a centrifugal clutch, allowing the […]

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Snowmobile Mono Suits: Embrace the Adult Onesie

Posted on 30 Nov 2016 in Powersports, Snowmobile | 0 comments

We all loved our onesies when we were growing up.  They were all nice and cozy.  And best of all, you only had to worry about one article of clothing.  But as we grew older, we had to give them up to be big boys and girls and wear actual pants and whatnot.  In the snowmobile world, we were left with separate jackets and bibs to choose from.  Wouldn’t it be nice to just be able to throw on a onesie again? Back in the day, the one piece snow suit did rule the roost.  So much so that many of the many sled manufacturers had their own branded offerings.  Whether they were race leathers or made from crude, early textiles, the snow suits of the 70’s were […]

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Fox QS3 Snowmobile Shocks: Fine Tune with Ease

Posted on 14 Nov 2016 in Powersports | 0 comments

More is better right?  In much of the snowmobile industry, this rings true.  The introduction of clicker shocks over the past few years is a perfect example.  The mass influx of clicker shocks with myriad adjustments has allowed performance obsessed riders to fine tune their sleds handling and suspension to meet their very specific needs.  These shocks have also left plenty of riders confused and put-off on all the options.  The fact is, these high tech shocks just aren’t for everyone.  Clicker shocks require time to ride test the adjustments and many riders just don’t have that.  That being said, everyone does want their sled to handle and ride better for the way they ride. If you crave better handling but don’t have the time or patience […]

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Bell Moto 3 Helmet: Ride With the Original

Posted on 18 Oct 2016 in Powersports | 0 comments

“Not Retro.  Original.” That’s exactly how Bell is reintroducing the legendary design of the Moto 3 helmet.  Bell has had plans to bring back the Moto 3 ever since they successfully launched the retro inspired Bullit helmet.  Those plans have now come to fruition. The original Moto 3 was The MX helmet of its era.  The shape and style have now become iconic.  So much so, that the originals have become one of the most sought after lids at swap meets and on sites like EBay. With the boom in the retro motorcycle scene, the number of vintage inspired helmets has also been on the rise.  There are a few brands that have taken on the challenge of creating their own take on the vintage mx lid.  […]

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Best Offroad Jackets for Fall Riding

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 in Powersports | 0 comments

Fall.  This time of year provides some of the best single track and trail riding experiences.  The changing of the foliage from green to more vibrant colors makes for some of the most scenic rides. But the fall also presents a wide spectrum of temperature and condition changes that your summer jersey isn’t meant to handle.  That’s where offroad jackets come in to play.  These versatile and durable jackets are designed to hold up to the abuse that occurs during offroad riding. Jacket options for this niche of riding were slim until just recently.  With the ADV boom, more and more riders have been getting introduced to wonderful world of single track riding.  But traditional ADV gear is too cumbersome for the active style of off road riding. Most […]

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Incognito Moto Shoes: Look Good On & Off the Bike

Posted on 24 Aug 2016 in Powersports | 4 comments

The scenario plays out one of three ways. One: You hop off your bike with your typical motorcycle boots and stroll around your destination in those clunky, not-so-great-for-walking boots. Two: You ride with your casual shoes already on so that you can walk around in the proper footwear.  The only problem is that if you go down, you might not be walking anywhere for a quite a while. Three: You get to your destination and awkwardly change out of your riding boots into your shoe of choice and have to deal with storing your boots away in your bike’s luggage. But there is a fourth option for all you motorcycle commuters out there.  The “Incognito Moto Shoe” style provides all the protection you need for cruising the […]

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